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1st Row: Benjamin FranklinGeorge WashingtonThomas JeffersonAbraham LincolnHarriet Beecher StoweFrederick Douglass

2nd Row: Sitting BullMark TwainThomas EdisonErnest HemingwayWalt DisneyAmelia Earhart

3rd Row: George GershwinRonald ReaganJohn F. KennedyDaniel InouyeMarilyn MonroeCésar Chávez

4th Row: Martin Luther King, Jr.Neil ArmstrongElvis PresleyMichael JordanBeyonceMichael Phelps

Total population
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Americans are citizens of the United States.[2] They are of many different ethnic groups and religions, due to immigration from all over the world.

Also, there are other groups that did not immigrate to the United States but became American because of American expansion in the late 19th century. These groups are people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. The Philippines is now an independent country.

In addition to the United States, Americans and people of American descent can be found around the world. Three to seven million Americans are estimated to be living outside the United States.

Most Americans are of European descent. The number of Latin Americans and Asians is more than ever. About 13% of Americans are of African descent. People from many cultures, religions and ethnicities live in the U.S. This is why the United States is called the "Melting Pot".

The United States is a diverse country. Six races are officially recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

The current population of Americans in the U.S. is 308,745,538.

Famous Americans


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Luis Lug; Sandra Stencel, John Green, Gregory Smith, Dan Cox, Allison Pond, Tracy Miller, Elixabeth Podrebarac, Michelle Ralston (February 2008). "U.S. Religious Landscape Survey". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Pew Research Center. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  2. United States Census

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